Cyprus honours Greek resistance to fascism
Nicosia, Oct 28 – World War II veterans, secondary school pupils and students of tertiary education marched today to mark Greece’s contribution to World War II, when the Greek nation fought bravely against the invading Axis forces in 1940.
House President Demetris Christofias appealed for collective action with regard to efforts for a political settlement in Cyprus, saying that human rights and law and order must be restored on the island, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.
“The Greek nation paid a heavy price to defend its freedom in the fight against fascism, with 520,000 dead, among them Cypriots,” he said in a speech to commemorate today’s anniversary.
Today, Christofias pointed out, freedom, peace and justice are being threatened by the so-called new world order, adding that nations around the globe claim these notions.
He said Cyprus continues to seek justice and what is needed is "concerted and collective action towards this objective".
Greek Ambassador to Cyprus Demetris Rallis paid tribute to all Greeks and Cypriots who fought by the side of the Allies against fascism saying their sacrifice was for freedom.